Beulah Duncan served in the United States Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, SPARS. Interviewed by Pattie Johnston in 2003, as part of the Lawrence Remembers: The World War II Years Project, Duncan talked about her experiences during the Second World War. Duncan was born in New Mexico. She received a degree in education from the University of Kansas and became a teacher. Once the United States entered the war in 1941, she joined the SPARS and went to Officer Candidate School at Smith’s College in Massachusetts. She then worked as a coder at the Coast Guard’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. She was later assigned to work in Miami, Florida. Duncan does not state her years of service. More information about this oral history can be found at http://history.lplks.org/items/show/1815.
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